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Chemical Resistance Guide

Latex Rubber

Latex, or natural rubber, has excellent abrasion, cut and tear resistance as well as outstanding grip and temperature resistance from 0-300 degrees F.

  • However, natural rubber has poor flame resistance. It is not recommended where resistance to oil, grease or petroleum solvents is required.
  • Latex will withstand all liquids that mix with water, making unsupported types especially suited for general household use. Heavier versions will resist common furniture strippers without sacrificing grip or tactile sensitivity.
  • Coated versions have crinkle finishes, making them the best choice for handling sharp-edged materials like glass and sheet metal, as well as lumber, stones and concrete.

Nitrile

A synthetic rubber that provides excellent resistance to a very wide range of solvents and hazardous chemicals; also resists punctures, cuts, snags and abrasion. Nitrile protects against oils, greases, acids, caustics, herbicides, pesticides, kerosene, naphtha, alcohols, turpentine, tung oil and many petroleum products.

  • Nitrile gloves have better cut and abrasion resistance than neoprene and PVC gloves, and are considered an excellent general-purpose product. Nitrile functions well in temperatures ranging from 25-300 degrees F.
  • Unsupported applications include common farm and garden protection, industrial painting, cleaning and maintenance, and automotive use.
  • Nitrile gloves provides outstanding flexibility and abrasion-resistance.

Neoprene

Neoprene protects from a broad range of chemicals and is one of the best coatings for strong alkalies and acids. Neoprene has excellent tactile strength and resembles natural latex in flexibility, but is much more chemical resistant and impermeable to gases, vapor and moisture.

  • Neoprene performs well in temperatures from 0-300 degrees F, resists herbicides and pesticides, common farm chemicals; oils and a very broad range of alkalies and acids in degreasing.
  • Petrochemical,metalfabrication,plating, galvanizing and general material handling are suitable applications for neoprene in its coated form.

PVC

PVC provides excellent economical resistance to most oils, acids, fats, caustics and petroleum hydrocarbons in addition to outstanding abrasion resistance in its heavier forms.

  • PVC gloves are useful in alcohols and glycolethers, but not aldehydes, ketones, aromatic hydrocarbons, halogen compounds, heterocyclic compounds
    or nitro compounds. PVC performs well in temperatures ranging from 25-150 degrees F.
  • Our disposable gloves will provide only short term protection. They are best suited for painting, hair care, food handling and dish washing.

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE DATA

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE GUIDE

DEGRADATION RATING: E – Excellent / G – Good / F – Fair / P – Poor / NR – Not Recommended / * No Data
TEST DATA IS INTENDED AS A GUIDE ONLY. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PERFORM YOUR OWN EVALUATION BASED ON ACTUAL WORKING CONDITIONS.